I Tried Lush's Henna Hair Dye and I'm Obsessed With My New Hair Color

I've been wanting to dye my hair for quite some time now.

But being a Sagittarius, I am more of an ideas person rather than an actions person, so following through on this desire was a long time coming—Especially because, up until this point, I'd never dyed my hair.

That all changed when I made a recent trip to Lush. While I was looking for new bath bombs (duh), I stumbled upon their Henna Hair Dyes. Naturally, I was curious about how well these large chunks of hair dye actually work, so I had one of the employees give me a rundown.

After hearing her spiel, I knew that now was the time to dye my hair and I was going to use one of Lush's Henna Hair Dyes to do it.

Lush has four different hair dye colors: Rouge, Marron, Brun and Noir.

I opted for Rouge because my hair is already somewhat of a strawberry blonde color and I wasn't quite ready for a full-on dramatic transformation.

Lush Henna Hair Dye in Caca Rouge

And just like that, I was off to experiment with the dye of my choice.

Before I continue with my experience using the henna, I want to remind you to please ask your parents before you make a spur-of-the-moment decision to color your hair. Also, adult supervision is most definitely required during this process, and you'll soon see why.

When I arrived back to my apartment I ferociously tore open the packaging and read the instructions. One thing they noted is it's important to do a strand test before you dye your whole head right away.

Being weary of how the color would actually look in my hair, I did the strand test to try out the hair dye. After that was done and the color had developed, I didn't notice much of a difference from my natural hair color, so I then moved on to dyeing my whole head.

I felt like a straight up mad scientist in my kitchen during the whole ordeal. I mean, just look at my setup.

Pans on a stovetop over an open flame

And even getting the dye to the perfect consistency for me to put it in my hair was a bit of an arduous process.

First, I had to cut the bar into chunks. Next, I poured boiling water over the blocks and stirred and stirred and stirred until it turned into the consistency of brownie batter. Not going to lie, the aroma from the mixture was like a dream. Seriously, it smelled so good.

Lush Henna Hair Dye timelapse

Once the blocks of henna had basically turned into this delicious-smelling goo, I was ready to put it on my locks.

This took quite a bit of time, and to be honest, I'm still not sure I necessarily did it the proper way. But I did it, nonetheless!

While spreading the dye onto my strands of hair, some of it would drip from my hair onto the floor. I'm thankful the instructions urged me to line my kitchen with newspapers to prevent it from getting on the actual floor.

There was a bit of a mess when I was done, so I'm glad my roommate wasn't home to witness it. If you're reading this, sorry Kelsey.

But before I got to cleaning up the mess I made in my kitchen, I covered my hair in saran wrap in order for a red color to be produced. I basically looked like an alien.

Girl with saran wrap on her head

The instructions noted that I should leave the dye in for between two to four hours. Being impatient, I opted for the two hours. Plus, I wasn't exactly ready to go from strawberry blonde to fire engine red.

Once the waiting process was finally over, I immediately washed the dye out of my hair with about half a bottle of shampoo and blow dried my freshly colored locks.

Here's what my hair looked like before I dyed it:

Selfie of a blonde-haired girl

And, drum roll please, here's what it looked like after:

Photo of girl's hair after she used Lush's Henna Hair Dye

I'm obsessed with the color. I'm glad it wasn't a super drastic change, but you can still a bit of a difference. In hindsight, I kind of do wish I had left the dye in a bit longer, but there's always next time.

My hair also feels super healthy, which doesn't often happen after you dye your hair. But because this is a natural dye, it's full of essential oils and cocoa butter to keep your hair looking glossy and feeling soft.

If you're looking to dye your hair, I highly recommend using one of the hair dyes from Lush. They smell amazing, they keep your hair healthy and they produce a vibrant color. Sure, it's a bit of a process, but that's always something you have to deal with when dealing with dye.


This isn't the only dramatic hair transformation I've had. Head over HERE to read about why I chopped 11 inches off of my hair because of a boy.